Tag: academia

Opinion

Idea Lab’s Detractors Should Learn What and Who It Is

The Idea Lab is at once an art studio, a research facility, a collaboration venue, a social nexus and a grand experiment. It is also perpetually a punching bag for the malcontent. Those doing the punching should understand exactly what and who they are hitting. I run the Dev Garden, a service for students of…

ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy
Features

ProfTalk: Ryan Murphy

A shortened version appeared in the February 15, 2013 print edition of The Mac Weekly; below is the complete article. Talk about your background. I went to Macalester, graduated in 1998, and I’m from Minnesota. But I’m back at Macalester now after living in San Francisco for a lot of years. During that time I…

Opinion

Unlearn what you have learned about academese

Bruce Lee had a philosophy about fighting. Although loathe to try to quantify and stratify the world of martial arts, he believed that there were three general tiers a fighter would occupy in his lifetime. In the beginning, prior to any training or conditioning, a normal person, pushed to fight, would fight not with skill…